Week of 5/30/17
Week of 5/22/17
- What are some of the ways you can share your reading?
- What is the role of a narrator in your fairy tale?
- When do you switch between using a narrator and using small moments in your fairy tale?
- What ideas do you have for the next fairy tale you write?
- How do you play Factor BINGO?
Week of 5/15/17
- Why is it important to be accurate when you measure?
- Are halves or fourths more accurate to measure by?
- How can you rehearse your fairy tale before you write?
- What happened to Taylor in the story, Jump!?
- What's a trick you learned for extending multiplication facts?
- What does the word conceited mean? Think back to the Idiom of the Week!
Week of 5/8/17
- What happened in the fairy tale adaptations you read?
- What can you do to keep track of your thinking as you read?
- What are some ways that authors adapt classic fairy tales?
- What are some strategies for checking if fractions are equivalent?
- How did you use dominoes to help in adapting your fairytale?
- Which fairy tale are you choosing to adapt?
- What does it mean to 'talk to the hand' when you label fractions on a number line greater than 1?
- How do you play fraction golf?
- What are some weather tools you learned about?
- What did you learn from Mrs. Freitag about Maine Native Americans?
Week of 4/24/17
- How did you revise your Unit 6 Math Assessments?
- What is the class policy on doodling on assessments?
- What did you learn from the 'Land of Gallon' story?
- What do Princesses/Princes, Queens, and Children really represent in the 'Land of Gallon' story?
- What kind of surveys did you answer during Writing today?
- How will you collect more evidence on your persuasive speech topic?
- Who is in your book club?
- What were your top two choices of books to read with your book club?
- What did you notice from the model book club video?
Week of 4/10/17
- How are the Unit 6 Math Assessments going for you?
- What is the counter argument for your persuasive speech topic?
- What roles do secondary characters typically play in books?
- What are you doing to reorganize your persuasive speech?
- What words and phrases can you use to make your persuasive speech more powerful?
Week of 4/3/17
- What did you do to prepare for your student-led conference?
- What did you do during the concert rehearsals?
- How did filming your Maine commercial go?
- How did sharing your Maine poster/ slides go?
- What new information did you gather about your persuasive speech today?
- How did you color-code your persuasive writing?
- What are some examples in your persuasive speech that really speak to your audience?
- What kind of patterns are you tracking with your new reading log?
- What are the Rules for the Order of Operations in Math?
- What do (parentheses) mean in Math?
- What careers did you learn about on Career Day?
- What did you do during Enrichment Day?
Week of 3/20/17
- Are you able to follow/repeat directions the first time?
- How long does it take you to get started on your work?
- Where do you sit when you complete your best work?
- What distracts you from your work?
- Who do you work well with in class?
- Are your actions helpful or hurtful to others?
- How do you fill in a multiplication/division diagram?
- What are some tips you talked about for MEA testing?
- What can you do to consider your audience in persuasive writing?
- How can you get to know a character?
- How is Math MEA Testing going for you?
- What do you notice about MEA tests so far?
- How are you going to teach others about Maine?
- Which Maine topics are you most excited to teach about?
- What have you learned about Opal in Because of Winn-Dixie?
- What Maine topic are you teaching about?
- What kinds of activities did you check off for enrichment afternoon?
- What do you know about how Maine's State Government is organized?
- What are some industries in Maine?
- What kinds of things are you noticing about the character in your chapter book?
Week of 3/13/17
- What is the new x6 trick you learned during Math today?
- What is another strategy to come up with ideas for persuasive writing?
- What happened in the story, The Bully and The Can Queen?
- What kinds of facts about Maine have you learned from L is for Lobster?
- What did you learn about Maine Maple Syrup?
- What did you learn about Acadian Culture and the Potato Industry?
- What did you learn about Maine State Symbols with Mrs. Ring?
- What did you learn about the Lobstering Industry with Mrs. Pepin?
- What did you learn about Maine with Mrs. Kennedy?
- How did you create a Maine Collage with Mrs. Welock?
- What did you learn about Maine Geography with Mrs. Rausch?
- What are the three branches of government?
Week of 3/6/17
- How did you review fractions in class?
- How do you play Fraction Memory?
- What did you write about during your persuasive writing prompt?
- What category does your biography fit into?
- What were some important parts in Milton Hershey's life?
- How do you solve a subtraction problem when there's a 0 in the 10s place?
- What did you write your informational writing prompt about?
- What are some strategies you can try when you get to a tricky word in your book?
- What are some letters that work together to spell the 's' sound?
- How do you play Baseball Multiplication?
- What is your class trying to persuade Miss Martinec to do?
- What different lenses can you use to read narrative non-fiction?
- What did you learn about wooden and steel roller coasters?
- How do you know if a strategy in Math is efficient?
- What problem are you trying to solve in your persuasive writing?
Week of 2/27/17
- How did you celebrate the 100th day of school?
- Which text features did you find in your Scholastic News article(s)?
- How do you play Salute?
- How did you use your writing time to work on your informational book?
- What words did you spell during Sparkle?
- What are near squares in multiplication?
- How can you use square products to help learn new facts?
- How did you check your writing for paragraphs?
- What do non-fiction authors do to sneak their opinion into their writing?
- What did you notice about 'took' and 'moon'?
- What is the new change to your Quiet Time choices?
- What is the Break Apart strategy?
- How do you play Fraction Memory?
- What is narrative non-fiction?
- What have you learned about Milton Hershey?
- What do you need to do before publishing your informational book?
Week of 2/13/17
- How can you use doubling the doubling strategy to break a rectangle in half?
- How do you add pictures into Google Slides?
- What will you do on Winter Fun Day?
- What is happening in Poppy?
- What are some of the patterns you learned in the x 9s facts.
- How do you use the x 9s hand trick?
- What did you notice about even x even, odd x odd, and even x odd multiplication facts?
- What are you most excited to do during Winter Fun Day?
- How do you play "I have, who has?"?
- What were your animal vocabulary terms in "I have, who has?" ?
- What is the second ambassador your class chose to sponsor?
- What did you learn from the Center for Wildlife videos and articles about owls and porcupines?
Week of 2/6/17
- What are some prompts you can use to share about your non-fiction reading?
- What did your reading partner tell you about their non-fiction topic today?
- What are helper facts?
- How can you use helper facts to add or subtract a group?
- What did you learn about your Maine animal today?
- What information do you still need to learn about your Maine animal?
- What typing did you get done on your Maine animal slides?
- How did you use your choice time during Technology time?
- What have you learned about typing from QWERTY Town?
- What did you notice about all of the dioramas in your classroom?
- What is the doubling strategy in Math?
- How can you use doubling to help you learn new facts? Hint: 2 x 3 = 6, SO 4 x 3= 12
Week of 1/23/17
- What are life cycles?
- How did you choose the best rabbit pen for the rabbit in the math challenge problem?
- How are you going to balance facts and ideas in your writing?
- What are adaptations?
- What kinds of non-fiction text features did you find?
- What are digraphs? What sounds do they make?
- What are possessive pronouns?
- What have you learned about your Maine Animal?
- How do you organize main idea and supporting details using your hand?
- How did the Unit 4 MAth Assessment go for you?
- How are you using paper chains to help with your chapter writing?
Week of 1/17/17
- What is your Maine Animal?
- What did you learn about Maine Animal dioramas?
- How do you play the Area and Perimeter game?
- Do you want a lower or higher score in the Area and Perimeter game?
- How do you REV up your mind to read non-fiction?
- What informational writing ideas did you learn from Deadliest Animals?
Week of 1/9/17
- What's the difference between polygons and regular polygons?
- What features do quadrangles/quadrilaterals have?
- What's the difference between paralellograms and quadrangles/quadrilaterals?
- What question do readers always ask as they continue reading a mystery or fiction chapter book?
- What are some of the structures you tried on for your information topic?
- What is perimeter? (What do peri and meter literally mean?)
- How do you find the perimeter of a rectangle?
- How does the perimeter rap go?
- How did you use pro/con and compare/contrast to write about your information topic?
- What features stood out to you in the published information books you read in class (Wednesday)?
- What was the solution to the Missing Shoe Mystery?
- What did you learn about racing in the 'Start Your Engines' article?
- What is squarea?
Week of 12/19/16
- What are some of the holidays you're working on in class?
- How did you make your gingerbread glyph?
- What kind of information did you collect on your Detective's Case Report for The Diamond Mystery?
- What in-school activity are you most looking forward to this week?
- What's a strategy you used to solve the multiplication facts for Santa's beard?
- Who is your secret friend?
- What clues have you noticed around our classroom for Breakout Edu?
- What's the mystery Wildcat?
Week of 12/12/16
- How do mysteries tend to go?
- What's the theory you tested about your mystery?
- What evidence did you use to prove your theory?
- How did the Unit 3 Math Assessment go for you?
- Which patterns spell the sound you hear in house?
- What do green, yellow, and red sentences stand for?
Week of 12/5/16
- How do you decide a good scale to use when creating a bar graph?
- What is a picture graph?
- How do you use a key when creating a picture graph?
- What are you doing to keep track of your mystery?
- What did you write your informational writing sample about?
- What are multiplication squares/ square products?
- How do you play Rolling and Recording Squares?
- What are some topics you know a lot about, or feel like an expert on?
- How can you track your thinking after reading a chapter in your mystery?
- Which character in The Absent Author is the REAL Wallis Wallace?
- What is a book buzz?
- What are some 'ingredients' to a mystery?
- What is the 'Tough Group' in Spelling?
- How can you use the Adding a Group strategy to learn new multiplication facts?
- What's the fancy word for the turn around rule for addition and multiplication?
Week of 11/28/16
- What is column addition?
- How do you make trades with base ten blocks?
- Which characters are suspicious in your mystery read aloud?
- How are you using your writing time- to revise, edit, or publish your true story?
- What are some letters that work together to spell the long a sound?
- What does soft g sound like?
- How can you lift the level of your predictions from second grade to third grade?
- What is counting up subtraction?
- Do you prefer column addition, partial sums addition, or a different strategy?
- How do you use this rhyme to help with subtraction...? "More on the top? No need to stop! More on the floor? Go next door to get 10 more! Number's the same? 0's the game!
- What were your hypotheses in the ramp it up, mass matters, pendulum, and changes forces experiments?
- Did your conclusions match your hypotheses?
- What is the Scientific Method?
Week of 11/21/16
Which math number story did you solve and illustrate?
Week of 11/14/16
- How do math groups work in your classroom?
- What are your three stations at math group?
- How are in/out boxes just like frames and arrow problems?
- What parts of your true story did you revise?
- What was the ending to Doodlebug & Dandelion's mystery?
- How will reading groups work in your classroom?
- What was your goal in writing today (Tuesday)?
- Do you prefer rounding with a number line or using rounding rules?
- What do mystery readers do before they begin reading?
- What is a ballpark estimate?
- How do you play Spin and Round?
- What did your writing partner suggest you could do to improve your writing?
- How did you make your true story even clearer during Writing today (Wednesday)?
- What is happening in the reading passage, The Yard Sale?
Week of 11/7/16
- What did you learn about the presidential election?
- What were the results of your class election?
- What kind of hook/lead did you like best?
- Which hooks/leads did you try on your true story?
- How did the Unit 2 Math Assessment go for you?
- How do you write from inside a memory?
- How do you punctuate dialogue in your true story?
- What does it mean to talk back to a book?
- What books did you book shop for in class this week?
- What did you do during DARE this week?
- What read aloud did you start this week?
- How does the read aloud connect to Maine Mapping?
Week of 10/31/16
- How did you revise your Stone Fox prediction?
- How do you solve frame and arrows problems?
- What was your favorite part of Greg Trine's visit?
- What did Greg Trine teach you about being a writer?
- How do you play Division Arrays?
- How do you play Array BINGO?
- What happened to the candy corn in vegetable oil?
- What did you learn about in DARE?
- What are some clues authors leave to solve unknown words?
- What are the reasons to make new paragraphs in your writing?
- What are some landmarks in Maine?
- How do coordinate grids help us read maps?
Week of 10/24/16
- How did you revise your Unit 1 Math Assessments?
- What does it mean to find the heart of your story in Writing?
- What is going on in Stone Fox?
- How do you make arrays to match multiplication facts?
- What are you most excited to do for our Halloween celebration day?
- What are you doing to practice routines in class?
- How do you make a mental movie?
- What does it mean to have Equal Groups in Math?
Week of 10/3/16
What is mass?
How did you make equal groups with the nest/ eggs example?
How did you make equal groups with the nest/ eggs example?
Week of 9/26/16
- What are the strategies you've learned for using equal groups in Math?
- How do you interview a reading partner?
- What does it mean to create a book buzz?
- How can thinking of a person or place help you write a true story?
Week of 9/19/16
- What lessons have you learned from our read alouds?
- What is an idiom?
- How do you play Number Grid Difference?
- What is elapsed time?
- What do Short & Bossy and Long & Lanky have to do with telling time?
- How do you know when a book is just right?
- Which 3 books did you choose for your book bin?
- How is your reading notebook organized?